A List of all Major Cruise Lines’ Ships on Order


We know that hundreds of blogs, clubs, newsletters and magazines exist for cruise lovers, showing that demand for news and information about an enthusiast’s favourite fleet is heavily sought after.

The introduction of a new vessel to a fleet is particularly exciting news, but it’s hard to keep track of each line and their upcoming offerings.  It’s also very interesting to learn more about new and upcoming ships – especially if one will offer a new industry first or  break a world record!

As such, we thought we’d compile a list of all the new and upcoming ships that will be added to the Cruise1st Australia site in the next few years.

Let’s take a look at the ships each cruise line has on order:


Norwegian Getaway – Breakaway Class – January 2014

  • Passengers: 4,028
  • Notable: The ship will be ‘sister’ to Norwegian’s Breakaway ship, launched in mid-2013.
  • Confirmed features to include: Getaway will incorporate many of the popular elements from sister ship Breakaway.  She will also offer a range of unique entertainment options too, including a fabulous new “Illusionarium” and an exclusive “Grammy Experience.”

Norwegian [unnamed]– ‘Breakaway Plus’ Series – October 2015

  • Passengers: 4,200
  • Notable: The first in the “Breakaway Plus” series, this as-yet unnamed ship will be a larger version of Norwegian Breakaway.
  • Confirmed features: All we currently know is that this ship will be 10% larger than the other “Breakaway” ships.

Norwegian [unnamed]– ‘Breakaway Plus’ Series – 2017

  • Passengers: 4,200
  • Notable: Norwegian have just announced they’ve ordered the second ship in their “Breakaway Plus” series.
  • Confirmed features: Like its sister ship set for release in 2015, this 2017 vessel will also be 10% larger than the other two standard “Breakaway” ships.  Norwegian were also very excited to confirm this ship will feature new eco-friendly “scrubber” technology.


Regal Princess – June 2014

  • Passengers: 3,560
  • Notable: Regal is Royal Princess’ sister ship
  • Confirmed features to include:  Regal Princess is eagerly awaited by cruise fans who can’t wait to explore the wonderful Piazza-style atrium, elegant Anytime Dining rooms, “Chef’s Table Lumiere”and the new gelateria named “Gelato”, which sells amazing tasty treats.  There’s so much more too!


Quantum of the Seas – Quantum Class – November 2014

  • Passengers: 4,180
  • Notable: Eagerly awaited first ship in Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum Class
  • Confirmed features to include:  The talk of the cruise world, Royal Caribbean have already released details on a host of features for this ship.  Notably, guests will be able to ride the “RipCord by iFly”, a thrilling skydiving experience at sea, which will represent an industry first!  Other innovative features include the ship’s  bumper car rides, new SeaPlex (the largest indoor active space at sea), “fast food truck” and much, much more!

Anthem of the Seas – Quantum Class – Spring 2015

  • Passengers: 4,180
  • Notable: This will be the second ship in the Quantum Class.

[Unnamed] of the Seas – Quantum Class – Mid 2016

  • Passengers: 4,180
  • Notable: Third in new Quantum class series

[Unnamed] of the Seas – Oasis Class – Mid 2016

  • Passengers: 5,400
  • Notable: This currently unnamed ship is set to be the third in the hugely successful Oasis class series


[Unnamed] – Autumn 2015

  • Passengers: 2,660
  • Notable: This ship will be Holland America’s first new ship since 2010


[Unnamed] – Winter 2016

  • Passengers: 4,000
  • Notable: The currently unnamed Carnival ship will arrive in 2006.  It will be the line’s first new ship since 2012.

Finally, none of the following cruise lines have ships on order at the time of publishing this post: Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, MSC Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Silversea Cruise.

Tell us:

We’d love to hear your predicitions for ship names, and tell us which ship you’re most looking forward to sailing on!  Simply leave a comment below.

About Author

1 Comment

  1. would love the quantum of the seas, sailed in some of Royal Caribbean ships, last cruise on Allure of the Seas and it was amazing, so no doubt Quantum will be even better , hope to sail on her soon